Men’s Soccer On A Mission As They Travel To New Mexico

Men’s Soccer On A Mission As They Travel To New Mexico

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.— The Bronco men's soccer team will be competing in the 2013 TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational this weekend. The men will be playing Fri., Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. (Pacific) at No. 9 New Mexico then again on Sun., Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. (Pacific) against Central Arkansas.

New Mexico holds an overall record of 2-0-1 in the 2013 season and junior James Rogers leads the Lobo offense with three goals and one assist.

The Broncos are still in the hunt for their first winning result with a record of 0-3-0. Senior Carlos Montes leads the offense with one goal, five shots and four shots on goal.

EYEBRONCO caught up with head coach Cameron Rast and seniors Phillip Muscarella and Montes to talk about the weekend. Click here to watch the video

2013 Season Review Thus Far
Santa Clara is pegged to win the West Coast Conference as voted by WCC head coaches in preseason polls and predicts senior Mark Daus and sophomore Ryan Masch to gain All-WCC team honors.

The Broncos are off to a slow start as they fell in their first two matches vs. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and at then-No. 19 Washington.  The men also lost a heartbreaker to Bay Area rival Stanford, 1-0 on Sept. 7.

Senior Carlos Montes notched the men's first goal of the season in the Broncos home opener vs. SIUE.

Freshman Holland Parker saw his first minutes as a Bronco when the men traveled up north to play at Washington. Parker was able to tally up his first collegiate goal that game against former Bronco goalkeeper, Ryan Herman.

2012 Season In Review
The 2012 season notched the Bronco's 24th winning season in 26 years with a record of 11-6-2. The Broncos narrowly missed a spot in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

The men placed second in the West Coast Conference while Erik Hurtado was named the WCC Player of the Year and Larry Jackson was named WCC Goalkeeper of the Year. Mark Daus earned honors on the All-West Coast Conference First Team and Murphy Campbell, Carlos Montes, Matt Escobar and Ryan Masch gained All-WCC Honorable Mention honors. Max Ornstil and Masch were named to the All-WCC Freshman Team.

Written by Lauren Matheson '13, Sports Assistant